Shahjahanpur: Uttar Pradesh urban development minister Suresh Khanna on Thursday referred Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati as a "fused transformer".
Khanna, who was asked to react on Mayawati's scheduled rally in Shahjahanpur said, "See, they all fused transformer. If you connect a wire to a fused transformer, it will neither light a bulb nor turn on a fan. Neither will you get water nor air. So there is no point in discussing it. Why should we discuss a fused transformer?"
Exuding confidence of winning Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh, Khanna said, "BJP is capable enough to answer SP-BSP alliance. In the first three phases of elections, Opposition is completely decimated."
'Mahagatbandhan' (grand alliance) leaders like Mayawati, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav, and RLD chief Ajit Singh will hold a joint rally in Shahjahanpur.
SP-BSP-RLD are fighting the ensuing Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh as allies. As per the seat-sharing agreement, SP is contesting 37 seats and BSP 38.
Three seats have been given to the RLD--Mathura, Muzaffarpur, and Bagpat. Two seats--Rae Bareli and Amethi--have been left for the Congress.
Uttar Pradesh, where 80 Lok Sabha seats are at stake, is undergoing polls during all seven phases. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.